Reliance Jio and Cisco team up to create a mobile content delivery network to improve video streaming experience for Jio users

Cisco and Reliance Jio will integrate the CDN in the mobile LTE network with ‘Edge caches’ nearby users for an enhanced and optimised video experience.

Reliance Jio and Cisco have been strategic partners in creating the ‘all-IP network’ since last one year as it increases ‘significantly’ in terms of its size.

Reliance Jio Digital Life Store. Reuters.

Reliance Jio Digital Life Store. Reuters.

This is not all, as both companies are expecting to observe ‘tremendous growth’ in the network size in the coming months. So considering the scale of its network and the fact that video consumption is expected to account for about 82 percent of the total IP network traffic by 2021. Cisco and Reliance Jio are planning to create a mobile content delivery network (CDN).

The companies will integrate the CDN in the mobile LTE network with ‘Edge caches’ for nearby users. This will result in an enhanced and optimised video experience over the wireless network as the mobile operator can deliver the content using the ‘edge cloudlets’ with lower latency and higher performance.

The companies worked out on a prototype of the technology by using IP address management that is based on the mobile core and requires tighter integration of the edge cache, mid-tier cache and the traffic router in Cisco Open Media Distribution system. Cisco combined the mobile core and its Open Media Distribution in one system-level solution for the CDN.

The technology is being currently demoed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Image: Cisco

Image: Cisco

Mathew Oommen, President of Reliance Jio added, “Reliance Jio is always about innovation and disruption, and multi-access edge computing enables a new way to deliver a broad range of media and mission-critical services with enhanced customer experience with improved network efficiency.”

Oommen went on to say, “Reliance Jio and Cisco continue to drive advancements in technology and create unique best practices for service-aware networking, and this joint collaboration on edge computing is another example of our effort to constantly reinvent the network and the services.”

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